First discovered in South Africa in 1869, in the Kimberley mines, the Tiffany Diamond was brought to Paris by Charles Lewis Tiffany and cut by French gem-cutter George Frederick Kunz.
The Tiffany Diamond is so named because it was purchased by the famed jewellery company Tiffany & Co.
The Tiffany Diamond was originally owned by Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co. He purchased the diamond in 1878 from a French jeweller, and it has been in the possession of the company ever since. The stone was sold to Tiffany for $18,000.
The Tiffany Diamond is a whopping 128.54 carats! It was originally cut from a larger stone weighing over 400 carats.
The Tiffany Diamond is a brilliant cushion-shaped diamond weighing in at over 128 carats. The cushion cut style, means that it has rounded corners and large facets. This particular piece had 82 facets.
Some of the famous events the Tiffany Diamond has been worn to include the opening of the Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1940, extravagant balls hosted by socialite Dorothy Whitney in the 1930s, and society weddings like that of banking heiress Nokia Duff in 1951.
There is no definitive answer to this question as the diamond's ownership is not public information. However, it is rumored that the Tiffany diamond is currently owned by a private collector.
The Tiffany yellow diamond has only been worn by a select few famous women, 4 to be precise. It had its first public outing in 1957, on the throat of socialite Mary Whitehouse, it was a remarkable 79 years after they purchased it that it was ever seen. A few years later in 1961 Audrey Hepburn was seen wearing the iconic piece. Audrey wore it during the publicity for one of her best known films, Breakfast at Tiffany's. In 2019 Lady Gaga was seen wearing the necklace to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Most recently, Beyoncé has worn the necklace as part of a campaign for Tiffany & Co.